University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Hospitality with Events Management with Professional Placement

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Course summary

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Course snapshot Our Hospitality with Events Management degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will provide you with the industry know-how to develop a career in hospitality with a specific focus on event hospitality. Who’s the course for? The course will appeal to students who are keen to develop key hospitality management skills, coupled with a complementary awareness of events provision and management. Why should I study the course?

  • WORK PLACEMENT – Experience the industry first-hand on a paid 12-month placement, with opportunities to work around the world
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Hone your skills in a practical environment by working in our award-winning training restaurants
  • SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Gain specialist knowledge through your own research project and a variety of optional modules such as festivals and events tourism or gastronomy
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – Get additional industry recognition by graduating with a degree accredited by the Institute of Hospitality
Great. Tell me some more You will get a broad overview of the hospitality industry and look in detail at how different venues manage operations and stage events. You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality and events environment first-hand. What skills will I gain? You will get managerial experience by having the opportunity to plan and run your own hospitality event – overseeing all the elements from marketing and publicity to catering, staffing, finance and operations. The course optional modules allow you to develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career, such as Festivals and Event Tourism or International Marketing. You will choose an area of the industry that interests you as the focus of your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and your future employability. What about the future? Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, including working in the catering, conference and restaurant sectors. Graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality business. You could pursue a career in:
  • Hotel management
  • Business centre management
  • Conference and exhibition venues
  • Specialist event organisation
  • Accommodation management
Alternatively, you might decide to progress to postgraduate study.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Events Industry in Context
  • Food, Beverage and Accommodation Applications
  • Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
  • People and Organisations
  • The Hospitality and Event Customer Experience
  • Employability Enhancement
YEAR 2 AND 3 Work Placement
  • Dynamics of Business Events
  • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
  • Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • Marketing Communications for Hospitality
  • Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Investigations
Plus one option from:
  • Gastronomy
  • Managing Pub and Bar Operations
  • Stadium and Arena Management
  • Training and Development Skills for Managers
  • Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism and Events
YEAR 4
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Winning Event Bids
Choose one option from:
  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Festivals and Event Tourism
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills
  • International Marketing
- Managing Adventure Events

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 18 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 6 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 7 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Subject advice sessions – 2 hours
  • Industrial placement tutorial – 1 hour
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
  • Coursework – 55%
  • Practical assessment – 37%
  • Written examination – 8%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Hospitality, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]
A level CCC UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points
HNC (BTEC) P A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.
HND (BTEC) P A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English or EU student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
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